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Chicago White Sox Spring Wrap, February 18

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Stellar words for the starting rotation, a long list of MLB-acknowledged stars — and a hot tropical single!

Where’s the beef? Welcome to Glendale, Lance Lynn.
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Now is the time for raves, even over-the-top ones. But Dylan Cease is getting them:

Per Scott Merkin, Yasmani Grandal is raving to pitching coach Ethan Katz early about Cease’s stuff: “This guy can be a Cy Young finalist, and he has the tools to do it. There’s no doubt about that.”

Cease, Lucas Giolito and Dallas Keuchel all had throwing sessions at Camelback Ranch today.


Sort of in the category of stating the obvious, but now that Garrett Crochet is ticketed for the White Sox bullpen and not the Charlotte rotation, nice to see:


Giolito is not screwing around:


Liam Hendriks already has been active with charity work in his new hometown,

but now in Arizona is absolutely pumped about the arms throwing in innings one through eight:


Lance Lynn, bringing a little bitta Bad Bobby to the proceedings:


Yoán Moncada has released his debut single:

“Desastre Personal” debuted at No. 25 on Billboard’s Tropical Songs chart when it was released in January, and held there for at least a week.

And no, the song is not about contracting the coronavirus and being winded all season long in 2020.


And taking a deeper dive into miscellaneous stuff that doesn’t matter much, there’s this truth from the MLB Network’s Top 100:

If you haven’t been counting at home, here’s the list:

Tim Anderson (27)
José Abreu (31) (NL MVP Freddie Freeman, at the same position, was fourth!)
Yasmani Grandal (49)
Eloy Jiménez (54)
Liam Hendriks (58)
Lucas Giolito (69)
Lance Lynn (75)
Yoán Moncada (90)
Luis Robert (94)